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Statesman Claims “nullification” of Obamacare is “immoral”
Boise, ID – Whoa, pull up the barn floor, pour yourselves another hot cup of
Rocket Java, and listen up, girl friends. The Idaho Statesman, once again,
bares the teeth of its Progressive state collectivist ideology for all to
see in this Sunday’s Our View Editorial entitled,
“Idaho’s arrogant, foolish gamble.”
the Statesman article, the editors argue that the Idaho legislature is
foolish to attempt to pass a bill – a “nullification” bill -- that would
abolish Obama’s national health care system because 223,000 of Idaho’s “most
vulnerable constituents” have a right to it based upon need. In addition,
if “nullification” succeeds, claim the editors, Idaho risks losing out on
another state collectivist program: namely, receiving $1.6 billion in
federal Medicaid money.
the philosophical basis for the Statesman’s argument? Collectivism. More
specifically: altruistic state collectivism based upon relative need. Or,
put another way, the right to receive – i.e., take by force, government
force in this case – the private property of one individual and redistribute
it to another person based on the philosophy of the biggest gang rules, and
the individual does not have an inherent right to his or her own mind or
property if the biggest gang says no.
the shoddy basis upon which all redistributive welfare states justify what
amounts to (1) a repudiation of the concept of inalienable individual rights
and (2) the implementation of a tyranny by the majority.
Statesman editors call “nullification” of Obamacare “beyond reckless. It
is immoral,” they claim.
question of course is: Immoral from what point of view? Why, from a state
collectivist point of view, of course. Not from an individual rights,
private property rights, free minds and free markets, voluntary exchange,
free market capitalist point of view.
is exactly what Ayn Rand and FM Duck have been telling the reader regarding
the importance of which philosophy you choose. Your philosophical view,
whether you can state it or not, whether you are even conscious of it or
not, forms the basis for all of your social, political, and economic
It is not
difficult to track the Statesman editors’ philosophy of collectivism, their
fallacious arguments, and easily predict their state collectivist
conclusions. Since the editors start with their own “nullification,” or
fundamental repudiation of individual rights to voluntary exchange, they
must always end up with imploring the government to mis-use its collective
coercive power of force to redistribute everybody’s private property to
those who they, in their opinion, classify as having rights to receive based
upon “need.” Of course, different gangs will argue for their favorite
“needy” constituents. Welcome to Karl Marx’s
Communist Manifesto, “From each according to their ability, to
each according to their need.”
the action of the Idaho state legislature’s use of the “nullification”
method to stop Obamacare will work or not, or cause the demise of other
government programs, is rather beside the point. It may work, and it may
not work. That will be up to the courts. The main point is: which
philosophy should man live by in this world: Individualism or
Collectivism? Inherent individual rights or Mob rule.
Remember the definitions of Individualism vs. Collectivism:
holds that man has inalienable rights which cannot be taken away from him by
any other man, nor by any number, group or collective of other men.
Therefore, each man exists by his own right and for his own sake, not for
the sake of the group.
holds that man has no rights; that his work, his body and his personality
belong to the group; that the group can do with him as it pleases, in any
manner it pleases, for the sake of whatever it decides to be its own
welfare. Therefore, each man exists only by the permission of the group and
for the sake of the group.
important for the reader to read the three-part
series by Ayn Rand, annotated by FM Duck, entitled,
What is the Basic Issue in the World Today?
The editorial in the Idaho Statesman is a perfect example of the mob rule
mentality of all stripes of collectivists as they try to assert the morality
of mis-using the collective coercive power of the state to redistribute
every individual’s private property to other individuals based upon the
recipient’s real or imagined “needs.”
These two principles – Individualism vs. Collectivism -- are the roots of
two opposite social systems. The basic issue of the world today is the
philosophical war between these two basic principles, and the real irony is
that it’s not “nullification” of Obamacare that is “immoral;” rather, it is
the implementation of collectivist programs such as Medicaid and Obamacare
that is immoral. – FM Duck
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